Strong Buy Consensus rating Stock: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

The firm owned 138,316 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 21,657 shares during the period. The Piotroski F-Score of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

LendingClub Corporation (NYSE:LC) is another stock that is grabbing investors attention these days. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,367 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. The Return on Assets for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. However, the company's most recent quarter increase of 5.3% looks attractive. Finally, WealthTrust Arizona LLC increased its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter.

The EPS for Walgreens Boots Alliance, valued at 3.78 with an EPS growth this year at -1.10%. Hanson McClain Inc. now owns 1,987 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 87 shares in the last quarter.

In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was covered by a number of analysts recently, 7 rated the stock as Buy, 9 rated Hold, 0 rated sell and 0 gave an Underperform. Mizuho maintained Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) on Tuesday, October 24 with "Buy" rating. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) has risen 5.77% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

Despite the fact that a low P/E ratio may make a stock look like a good buy, factoring in the company's growth rate to get the stock's PEG ratio can tell a different story.

Basically, a price target is an individual analyst's projection on the future price of a stock.

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Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) closed its previous trading session at $70.37 with the loss of -0.87%. Overall, 12.37 Million shares exchanged hands versus its average trading volume of 7.31 Million shares. Walgreens Boots Alliance has $105 highest and $72.0 lowest target. The stock of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by UBS. The pharmacy operator reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.01. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.52% and a return on equity of 16.76%.

The company is expected to report earnings of $1.26 a share for the next quarter. Comparatively, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. posted earnings of $0 per share in the same quarter previous year.

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Wednesday, October 25th that permits the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be issued a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.27%. The MF Rank of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

In other Walgreens Boots Alliance news, Director John Anthony Lederer acquired 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The return on assets (ROA) (aka return on total assets, return on average assets), is one of the most widely used profitability ratios because it is related to both profit margin and asset turnover, and shows the rate of return for both creditors and investors of the company. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 50,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,350,000. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director William C. Foote sold 2,736 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. If the Golden Cross is less than 1, then the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day moving average, indicating that the price might drop. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

The best measure of a company is its profitability, for without it, it can not grow, and if it doesn't grow, then its stock will trend downward. Pathstone Family Office LLC raised its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 226.6% during the second quarter. The Company is a global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

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